Perhaps, you might be unaware however, there is an advanced research division for future technologies assigned to the united states Government intelligence agencies and industrial intelligence complex. It’s called IARPA and is particularly an ingenious concept depending on the DARPA model; High Risk – High Gain procedure for advanced research and development. That makes sense right, especially considering we are living in a world fraught with cyber hackers, corporate espionage, and terrorists. This simply means our intelligence agencies needs to be on the ball, and they should be right 100% of the time even though the evil-doers only have to obtain it right once you see.
Now then, consider should you will the massive amount of data our company is collecting on individual citizens nowadays online. Not just that, but everyone has an intelligent phone, an e-mail address, and maybe several social networking pages. Folks also make comments on articles they read in the media into little boxes and press the submit button. As it is quite simple to figure out who someone is based on their ISP address, their social networking profile, their cell phone number, and exactly how they write – it is very an easy task to do threat assessments to determine if they could be a threat risk.
Today, the artificial intelligent computers which collect this data have not been optimized or programmed all of that well, and therefore they may be flagging quite a few false positives. However each time a person gets away having a crime against humanity, a terrorist act, a hacking event, a criminal act, or even spying the authorities can go back and look at their methods of operation, their writings, and gain clues in to the human psyche that goes in addition to such folks. And each time the artificial intelligent computers get better at guesstimating within a close tolerance of probability the sort of individuals they are trying to find – the better they will likely work. If you were IARPA wouldn’t you be looking into this?
Okay so, simply because this has all but going on quite quite a long time it makes sense these artificial intelligent computers are getting rather efficient at the Lone Wolf assessment (Lone Wolf may be someone just like the Unabomber for instance). Consider the lone wolf as being the hardest sort of terrorist to find, somebody that works alone, has very little communication with all the outside world, detailed plans which can be never given to anyone, and so few clues to provide them, or few associates, Facebook friends, or collaborators to turn them in. It is therefore tough to go into their brains and discover what they’re thinking without contacting them within the auspice of some important reason other than the actual surveillance.
In other words it requires manpower, and an excellent story to even get to a point to speak to such an individual. However because most people are connected now and everyone has the ability to be geo-tracked, and has an e-mail address, or a Facebook page there are many approaches to speak to these people. The only issue with the is manpower. Therefore it’s obvious that in the foreseeable future artificial intelligent computers, true artificial intelligence as per Alan Turing’s famous AI test (the capacity of the computer to fool a human into thinking that it is actually conversing with another human) – will contact these folks and initiate up some form of conversation.
The easiest method to do this is for the artificial intelligent computer to sift through each of the data, including all of the writings that might have been posted in forums, in response to online media articles, as well as the postings on blogs, and social network sites pages. After that the artificial intelligent computer may use the individual’s own words, and modify those sentences using similar words with similar meaning from your thesaurus, in the database from the AI software application – and also this AI computer will be able to speak with the average person on the one-on-one basis.
In doing so, the AI computer will probably be gathering information from that conversation in addition to anything that the individual types back an e-mail. Everything could then be loaded in to a database and put into each of the collected words already written, or spoken in to a cellphone, so long as the intelligence agencies have obtained the authority to listen in. Obviously, all the public information will not need a permission slip or court subpoena. It really is quite likely that eventually these AI systems are able to correspond with the individual every so often, checking in on the psychological displacement, or progress, further assessing should they have increased the possible risk of committing a violent act, or if perhaps that individual is going to be downgraded to another level.
Once the individual gets to the top level, and it seems that they can be either willing or prepared to commit this kind of act, that’s when human intervention may take place, and merely once they become a menace to society or our government in a strong probability, mathematically speaking. Over time better algorithms will likely be used and thru practice better techniques will likely be learned to make certain there are only a few false positives. Now then, I can hear the EFF – Electronic Freedom Foundation already to submit a lawsuit against using these AI computers in this regard.
Probably the ethical question is going to be does the us government and our intelligence agencies have the legal right to snoop on citizens, pretend to become someone they are not, collect specifics of each potential individual, and stick that in to a file somewhere, or hidden in many giant data center? The reality is when someone posts information online inside the public, that details are now in the public, and anyone may apply it for any legitimate purpose.
Protecting the American people is within the field of the government’s responsibility based on the United states Constitution and a legitimate purpose you could argue ahead of the Supreme Court. Thus, they will have the right to gather each of the public information about any individual that happens to be on the Internet. Not only can they are doing this for American citizens, but additionally from potential threats of international terrorism, and individuals outside of our country. Surely, our intelligence services and agencies will likely be dealing with other governments around the globe sharing these details.
Who seems to be to say that other governments usually are not already collecting information about Americans? It might behoove them to achieve this regardless of whether they didn’t find any Americans were a menace to their countries or nations, for that simple reason to offer us even more of their goods which has been imported to the United States. Corporations collect your details constantly because perhaps you are a consumer, you might have joined their rewards program, or else you are already identified as somebody who may potentially purchase something from their website in the foreseeable future. They are doing have the authority to collect information they find online.
Let’s say somebody who is upset with something occurring on earth writes rather disparaging comments about some agency, company, industry, or individual on the Washington Post website after articles they merely read – that information will likely be collected, and so the AI computer may contact that individual under false pretense, and try to launch a conversation. In the event that conversation leads the AI computer to believe the person is problematic, psychotic, extremely angry, or happy to do something inside their own hands, then a threat assessment level will go up, and red flags is going to be raised.
Remember, I had been discussing the difficulties of manpower within the intelligence industry and intelligence agencies. It is a real dilemma, for whenever we have lots of false positives and spend too much time and cash in the wrong individuals, we have been prone to let somebody else slip through. However, if the artificial intelligent computer has brought seccurity the point it can pass the Turing test without tipping from the individual, it could possibly in simple terms have conversations by e-mail with tens of thousands of people in a single afternoon.
Since this will be possible or possibly, already is, it will probably be component of our future, our government, and also other governments, and folks uses these techniques, these plus some more I have not discussed in this particular article. Okay so, I guess you might be wondering the reason I am aware this? No comment. Indeed, I really hope you’ve enjoyed today’s technology briefing and savor the rest of your afternoon, I realize I will, and don’t forget to put more details about you online on your social networking. Ha ha ha. Please consider this and think into it.